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happy monday. welcome to the start of a brand new week. i'm wisdom martin. what way to start the week. >> i'm sarah simmons. we've got some weather to talk
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about. let's go to the expert and he can explain why it's so cold out now. >> it is cold outside because it's february and it is supposed to be cold outside. we still have the wind we're dealing with and that is pushing temperatures even colder. nice and quiet. clear skies. that contributes to what we call radiational cooling this time of year. it will be a cold start to the day with the entire region well below 32. should be a beautiful holiday for you, lots of sunshine. temperatures going to warm up a little bit better than yesterday and there should be less wind. highs eventually about 40. maybe in the low 40s for a few of us with bright sunshine. no major weather to talk about today. things will be changing. we have a chance for rain and maybe some freezing rain around here early tomorrow and a rather cool workweek for those ever you going back to work any
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time soon. back to you at the desk. >> thank you. in our top stories, country singer mindy mccready has died from an apparent self- inflicted gunshot wound to the head. she was found on the front porch. she was best known for her songs, guys do it all the time. she leaves behind two young sons. police continue to investigate the cause of a house fire in southeast t broke out at a home on 33rd street around 3:00 sunday morning. a 4-year-old girl remains in critical condition at the hospital. the home's owner, 46-year-old jeremy lewis is charged with felony threats and simple assault after investigators a he made threats against one ever of the women living at the home while crews worked to put out the flames. d.c. police are
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investigating a deadly hit and run near the gam debt metro row. police say a pedestrian somehow fell into the road in the crosswalk and was hit. the victim has been identified as 20-year-old darnell ross of upper marlboro. a big budget bat olympic capitol hill is on hold as congress is on a week's vacation. we are less than two week before billions in automatic spending cuts are set to take effect too on march 1st. the cuts would drain $85 billion from the government's budget. democrats fear the impact this could have on the middle class while republicans argue the president is doing little to stop t. immigration reform is still a hot issue on the hill right now. >> a lot of talk about a new proposal from the obama administration that would allow illegal immigrants to become permanent residents. doug luzader has more. >> reporter: accord tying draft
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that was leaked to "usa today," the president wants to create a special new visa specifically for illegal immigrants that would allow them to stay in the country while they wait for permanent legal status. even those with criminal records would be welcomed so long as they haven't been convicted of three crimes or spent more than a year in prison t appears tonight the long way from the bipartisan plan slowly taking shape here on capitol hill. >> leak don't happen in washington by accident. this raises the question that many of us continue to wonder about. does the president really want a result or does he want another thing to beat up the republicans so he can get political advantage in the next election. >> reporter: the white house says the president is simply following through with a promise of his own. >> we will be prepared in the event that the bipartisan talks going on the hill, which by the way were very aggressively
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supporting. >> reporter: the relate staking point women come down to bored security. the bi-- will come down to the border security. the plan here requires that the borders be secure before there is a final pathway to citizenship. so far, that drugger mechanism didn't appear to be part of the white house bill -- that trigger mechanic naval doesn't appear to be part of the white house bill -- that trigger memorandum niche doesn't appear to be part of the white house bill -- that trigger mechanism doesn't appear to be part of the white house bill. good morning. happy monday, february 18th. it is president's day. if you had any doubt that it is wintertime outside, when you wake up today, all doubts will be put to rest. it is combed and windy outside early this morning. i'm wisdom martin. >> i'm sarah simmons. hopefully you don't have to go to work today because you will
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just want to stay under the covers. >> as long as you stay in bed, it's nice and comfortable. >> it will be a chilly day but not as cold as yesterday. >> it was bad. >> nice and windy. >> that wind was kicking. >> we had winds gusting to about 40 yesterday. here are your temperatures. reagan national, 23. dulles, 20 this morning. bwi marshall, 21. there are actually teens breaking out across the area as well. one of on our coldest starts for the month. today, 40, 41, 42, so a little warmer than yesterday. with nice sunshine, should be a nice quiet holiday if you are headed down to the mall. >> i don't think there will be a lot of people celebrating on the mall when it is this cold.
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>> maybe they -- they'll go to the museum. >> yeah. >> he didn't do that map yet. >> you could have said it was frozen. >> it is president's day. george washington. i want to tell the truth. i haven't done that map yet. >> julie wright is taking some time off. filling in is jeff newman for traffic. >> how? >> i'm freezing. >> we all are. >> very light traffic here with the holiday. we are heading over to prince george's county. there is an accident as you head southbound on 295. the anacostia freeway between malcolm x and the u.s. naval
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research lab, 295 is closed right now. we'll head to the top side of the beltway here through montgomery county. moving at speed. no problems to report there. over in gaithersburg and looking at 270, a build fire now closing both directions at cedar avenue. first responders on the scene there. we expect a light morning in terms of volume because of the holiday. but i'll be here. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. e traffic. our big story, budget shedown on capitol hill is at a stand still while congress is on vacation this week. we now have less than two weeks before massive spending cuts kick in. >> the cuts known as sequestration would take away about $58 billion from the government's budget and about $46 billion would be cut from the pentagon. there would be a big impact on federal workers here in the
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district. >> republicans blame the president but democrats argue that mr. obama has a plan the republicans won't accept. >> they will not consider anything that includes closing loopholes. >> if you want to look at ways to find $1.2 trillion in savings over the next decade, let's look at obamacare and let's not destroy the military and cut blindly across the board. a 4-year-old girl remains in critical condition following a fire on sunday. several other people inside the home were taken to the hospital for burns and smoke inhalation
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but have since been released. the home as owner, 46-year-old jeremy calvary lewis is charged with felony threats and simple assaults. investigators said he was making threats against one of the women at the home while crews worked to put the blames out. the investigation continues this morning into i deadly hit and run in northeast. police say just after 10:30 saturday night, a pedestrian somehow fell into the road on to the crosswalk and was hit. this happened in the 100 block of m street northeast near the noma gallaudet metro. the victim has been identified as 20-year-old darnell ross of upper marlboro. if you have any information in the case, police want to hear from you. police on the eastern shore are investigating the murder after college student from severn maryland. edmund s. claire was stabbed to death during a fight. in a statement, university officials say police are telling them they do not believe it was a random crime and that it may have resulted
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from a ongoing argument or dispute. the country music world is mourning the loss of a well- known singer, mindy mccready. she was found dead late sunday affect at a home in work work t happens she shot herself to death. she is best known for her hits guys do it all the time and 10,000 angels. her career was sidetrackedded in recent years by drug problems and a custody battle. making history behind the wheel. >> danica patrick makes news. a information about the health of pope benedict xvi. 
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a any report is offering more details into the apparent failing health of pope benedict
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xvi. a german magazine citeed a journalist who has interviewed the pope. >> he said the pope and to have gone blind in one eye and he has become thin. >> we have more on what the pope told the faithful this weekend. >> reporter: fifthful pilgrims received blessings from pope benedict xvi delivering his second to last angeles blessing in st. peter's square on sunday. benedict made history when he announced he would resign from the papacy on february 2th making him the first pope to voluntarily step down in over 600 years. his speech made no direct reference to that decision but asked loyal pilgrims to pray for him and the next pope. maybe he has health problems but there are also problems inside the church. many things have happened that wear in the aware of but he knows what problems he should face. >> reporter: traditionally, vatican cardinals wait 15 to 20 days after the papacy is vacant
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to vote for the new pope. many have i wanted the conclave may start sooner than march 15th. white smoke will pour from the vatican's condominium any in a consensus for a new hope is reached. his holiness cited poor health and advancing age as a reason for giving up the papacy. but questions about what is next remain after an unprecedented decision in this modern age. >> i think he could not stand to see any more rot within the church and felt someone younger could do better. >> probes will be out of the public eye for at least a week as catholics prepare medicine -- meditation and services. oscar pistorius' track career will be sidelined indefinitely because of the murder charges against him.
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he has to concentrate on allegations that he murdered his girlfriend. danica patrick is no stranger to making history behind the wheel. she became the first woman to win and indy car series race and now another first. she will get the lead spot in next sunday's daytona 500 after becoming the first woman to qualify on the pole for a sprint cup race. she posted the fastest lap on sunday clocking 196.4 miles an hour. you can catch the day top a500 next sunday right here on fox 5. coverage starts at noon. that is really fast. >> yeah, it is fast. good for her making some more history there. >> exactly. a trip to florida would be nice this time of year. >> it definitely would. the nats are already there. they are warming up for the season at spring training. it turns out our chilly weather may have followed them there. we'll have an update from the dugout. let's check in with tucker barnes. >> speaking of cold, it is cold
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right now. teens and low 20s to start your day. it will be a bright and beautiful holiday for you. temperatures will be on the cool side. i'll have all your weather. and jeff newman will have your traffic. we'll do it after the break. ♪ we were skipping stones and letting go ♪ [ female announcer ] nature valley granola bars, rich dark chocolate, toasted oats. perfect combinations of nature's delicious ingredients, from nature valley. ♪ nature valley granola bars, nature at its most delicious. with simple, real ingredients, like roasted peanuts, creamy peanut butter, and a rich dark-chocolate flavor, plus 10 grams of protein, so it's energy straight from nature to you. nature valley protein bars.
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d.c. your eyes are not deceiving you. that is a two and a three that you are seeing there for the temperature right now. it is cold out there. we've been in the 0s for the most part it seems like overnight but man, 23 and on top of that, windy, tucker. >> yeah, still a little breezy but not as windy as it was yesterday. yesterday, we had gusts to about 40. >> that is brutessal. >> this morning only about five to 10. it is getting better. it will be a nice day today. a little on the cool side. highs only getting to the low 40s or around 40 for parts of the area. >> quiet except for the winds. -- that is brutal. >> it should be more comfortable. as you mentioned, it is very cold this morning. 23 at reagan national and in annapolis. leonardtown, 23 degrees. here come the teens. yes, indeed, fredericksburg, 18 this morning. manassas is 18 degrees culpeper, 18. good morning, you are 18 as well. cold temperatures. mix in those winds that sarah
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is complaining about and here is what it feels like for you. here is your wind chill. sarah, 17 is what it deals like in washington. eight in gaithersburg. seven in hagerstown. there is still a breeze here t won't be as gusty as yesterday but we will have a breeze in the morning hours, probably five to 10 miles per hour. factor that in. lots of layers here. feels like a cold february start to your day. looking at the satellite-radar, we are nice and quiet. high pressure will keep things nice and dry around here. sunshine expected throughout the day. as we get into late tonight and early tomorrow, our next system will approach from the west and if the precipitation with that system gets in here early enough tomorrow, we may have an issue with freezing rain for parts of the area early tomorrow morning and then it should transition over to rain during the day as our temperatures get into the upper 40s and low 50s. so most of tomorrow will feature rain. if it gets here early enough, we'll be dealing with the potential for a little freezing rain particularly west ever the
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city early tomorrow morning. here is your forecast for your monday. 41degrees, mostly sunny skies. still cool out there. winds out of north and west at about five miles per hour. later tonight, 32. increasing clouds, cold overnight. we will do a period of rain around here for your day tomorrow. and it might be a little bit of ice there early and then breezy conditions. president's day is way off. that should be today and on friday, wintry mix. highs in the mid-40s. let's check in with jeff newman for the traffic. >> a little bit more volume than anticipated on this holiday morning in gaithersburg traveling down 270. there is a building fire in gaithersburg, 3 # -- 355 closed in both directions. closer to the beltway, seeing the volume manageable, everything at speed as you travel to the spur around the out are loop to the mean. top side of the beltway here we
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are passing georgia avenue. a little bit of volume on the outer loop. not much to talk about on the inner loop. let's head over to the district. pennsylvania avenue, no problems there. 295, however, that is closed. an accident there between malcolm x and the u.s. naval research lab. one camera for you in virginia heading in on 66. very light volume as you travel from front royal over to nutley. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. a piece of american history just a short drive outside d.c. today, you can check out mount vernon for free. it is in honor of president's day along with free admission from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. there will be a wreath laying at washington's tomb at 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. there will also -- at 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
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rather. this will be a military demonstration and a musical salute. george washington's giant counterpart will be at mount rushmore today along with the rest of the nats racing president. they will visit landmark today to mark president's day. fans were encouraged to vote for the winner on twitter. we'll keep you posted on that. turning now to the boys of summer, it is day two ever string training for the washington nationals. the nats held their first full squad workout in viera, florida yesterday and at this point, there are 53 players including 14 non-roster inviteees. in the back of their mind is the way the playoffs ended with the heart breaking loss to the cardinals and that is davy johnson's last season at the helm. guys hope he will reconsider retirement. >> i'm excited for have him. i think everybody is excited to
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have him. hopefully we can win. maybe he'll come back for another two if we do. >> he said last year was his last year. he was telling me, we were talking, there is probably a 5% chance he'll come back next year. i have a feeling he would probably come back. and everyone is happy to see him back. ' good guy and he takes care of his ball players. maybe if we win, way might go out on top and maybe we might try to push it for back-to- back. >> is there any scenario where you would reconsider and come back for at least one more. >> i feel young enough except some of the road trips get to me at times. there are a lot of quality people that can step up and do a good job. i'm very comfortable that this is my last year. they will kick off the regular season at home april 1st against miami. to hockey now. the caps in new york faced the
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rangers. mike ribeiro gives this to carlton. he unleashes the slap shot to go up by one. that would be all the scoring for the capitals. in the second period, this gets redirected past holtby to tie it at one. ranger was get the game-winning goal on a power play in the third period. caps fall 2-16789 they are back in action thursday night. president obama is enjoying the holiday weekend working on his golf game in florida. yesterday, the president teed up with tiger woods. the two played at a secluded yacht and golf club. this was the first time the president and woods hit the court together. they ended up playing 18 holes. here
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facebook's big break, why is company is actually getting a tax refund. here you go little man.
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a virginia family will be eagerly waiting to hear the results of a vote in the virginia senate today. lawmakers are scheduled to vote a bill that would make it easier for parents, guardians or other legal representatives to get access to a minor's online accounts after the minor's death. rickey and diane lash hunted for clues into their teenaged son's suicide back in 2011 but they were blocked from accessing his facebook page until his estate was settled because of privacy laws. facebook is also getting some attention for its recent tax breaks. >> in fact, some people can't believe how much the company paid or rather didn't pay. fox's peter deucey breaks down the numbers. >> facebook's profits in the
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u.s. last year, $1.1 billion. their combined federal and state income tax bill, zero dollars. they are actually going to get a refund of $429 million thanks to one tax deduction for executive stock options. >> the employees cash in the stock options. and at that point, there is a tax deduction for the company because even though it didn't cost facebook a nickel, the government treats it as wages and they get a deduction for it. usually it doesn't wipe out a company's whole tax bills although many companies get wig breaks from it. >> reporter: in coming years, facebook will get more traction breaks. >> save hundreds of billions of dollars by getting rid of tax loopholes and deductions for the well off and well connected. >> the president has a double
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standard when it comes to picking out examples that help him advance his policy agenda. he points for an oil and gas company which are taking deductions which are perfectly legal. but he doesn't point out facebook and doesn't make them an example in the same way he does oil and gas. >> reporter: peter deucey, fox news. >> i don't think ill a be seeing that tax break. >> that is pretty huge. >> it is. >> well, this is normally the time of year when we can catch a break on prices at the pump. >> but every time you fill up, you may have noticed those numbers climbing back up. we'll tell you where prices could be heading. time now is 4:56. 
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aaa says gas prices have climbed for 31 days straight and those numbers could keep climbing. >> not the time of year you would expect that. we are talking about the potential for $4 a gallop again
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and as barnes shows us, it may not take long to get there. >> reporter: gas prices are usually their lowest in january and february, the heart ever winter but not this year. the spring surge has already started. >> i have started driving further away to get cheaper gas. always more expensive closer to downtown. >> reporter: worth shopping around a little bit? >> definitely. >> reporter: aaa says gas prices have been going up for 31 straight days and the hike hasn't been topped off yet. >> in washington, d.c. proper, it is now $3.90 a gallon. it is conceivable that within the next seven or eight days, we could hit $4 a gallon in d.c. proper. and perhaps as much as $3.80 in the metro area. >> reporter: the "the passion of the christ" hike couldn't come at a worse time. many are worried about the looming budget cuts and a lot o


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